So You Think You Can Dance Canada Auditions

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2008 INFO BELOW

So You Think You Can Dance Canada (SYTYCDC) Auditions in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary and Halifax

So You Think You Can Dance Canada Auditions

Get ready everyone. If you want to know how to audition for SYTYCDC, read the official rules and requirements below. I’ll keep you posted as information comes in.

I’m pretty excited the show’s coming to Canada, and I hope you are too. Will you be at the dance audition? What city? Lemme know, leave your comments below!

– Shawn B

http://www.ShawnByfield.com

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Calling All Canadian Dancers!

CTV announced today the details for the fast-approaching So You Think You Can Dance Canada cross-country audition tour, set to waltz, jive and hip-hop across Canada beginning Monday, April 7 in Vancouver. CTV also announced today that Calgary will become the fifth city on the tour, which also touches down in Toronto, Montreal and Halifax.

So You Think You Can Dance Canada cross-country auditions are open to all Canadians who, as of April 1, 2008, are of the age of majority in the province/territory in which they reside, and are no older than 30 years of age. Registration begins at 9 a.m. in each city. For up-to-date information, visit the series’ official website, dance.ctv.ca, which launches today.

Auditions will be held at the locations and on the dates listed below (subject to change):

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CLICK HERE FOR UPDATED AUDITION TIMES AND LOCATIONS

Vancouver, BC
Monday, April 7
The Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts
777 Homer Street

Halifax, NS
Saturday, May 3
Bella Rose Arts Centre,
283 Thomas Raddall Drive

Calgary, AB
Monday, May 12
MacEwan Conference & Event Centre,
2500 University Drive N.W.

Montreal, QC
Tuesday, May 27
Théâtre St-Denis
1594 St-Denis Street

Toronto, ON
Thursday, June 5
Winter Garden Theatre,
189 Yonge St.

So You Think You Can Dance Canada is designed to showcase and judge the talent of Canadian dancers who have roughly the same level of experience and maturity.

Among the rules and regulations that should be noted for the auditions:

· Competitors must be either a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
· All competitors must be legally eligible to work in Canada.
· Competitors must be of the age of majority in the province/territory in which they reside and no older than 30 years of age as of April 1, 2008. The age of majority is as follows: 18 years of age in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Saskatchewan; and 19 years of age in British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut and Yukon.
· All competitors must provide two pieces of identification, including a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s licence or passport), at the audition.
· Competitors may bring a non-competing dance partner for purposes
of the audition.
· All competitors must bring with them, along with the proper ID, the signed personal release, the completed preliminary questionnaire, and the music sheet. All will be available at the audition site and for download soon at dance.ctv.ca.
· All competitors are asked to bring with them the completed music sheet indicating the music they will use in their audition, along with the CD containing the indicated music.
· All songs must be “original” songs that are commercially available and cannot be a re-mix of a song, a song downloaded from the Internet, or a competitor-created mix.
· Competitors must not wear any article of clothing with visible designer, sports or any other name, logos and/or artwork subject to protection by copyright or trademark laws.

So You Think You Can Dance Canada was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel
Lythgoe and is produced in association with CTV by Danse TV Productions.
Sandra Faire and Trisa Dayot are Executive Producers. Ed Robinson is
Executive Vice-President, Programming, CTV Inc. Susanne Boyce is President,
Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc.

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50 thoughts on “So You Think You Can Dance Canada Auditions

  1. Gabie says:

    Hey,
    This is awesome that this is coming to Canada, but what about the talented dancers under 19, that’s just not fair. 😦
    But good luck to those who can..

  2. kia says:

    it is a shameful the thing the age limit, but i understand it.
    Truth be known I have met some of Canada’s greatest dancers
    and I know that there is more.
    So If you have it – bring it, cause I can’t wait to see it!

  3. Simona says:

    This sucks… i know of so many dancers younger than 18, and older than 30.

    I am 14 and i have been waiting for an opportunity like this forever!
    i guess i will have to wait, i will do whatever it takes. I’m gonna train as much as i can possibly fit in!

  4. Jaclyn says:

    I am so stoked that there is a show here in Canada! I have been waiting for this day to come. I WILL SEE YOU IN CALGARY!

    I have the ability to BRING IT ON!

  5. PINKY says:

    Awwww man , im 17 when i heard this i RAN !
    too my computer i was soooo happy but 18
    one more year .
    I LOVE TO DANCE BABY ! Lol

  6. tamara says:

    Iam 12 years old turning 13 and i have been waiting for so you think you can dance to come to canada and i got so exited and crushed all in one day because of the rules and requirements of the show requirements as folows: (Competitors must be of the age of majority in the
    province/territory in which they reside and no older than 30 years of age as
    of April 1, 2008. The age of majority is as follows: EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE IN
    Alberta, Manitoba, ONTARIO, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Saskatchewan;
    and 19 years of age in British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland ) I DO NOT THINK THIS IS FAIR i think i have a talent and i would have loved to prove it to you but now i can’t i think these rules are UNFAIR . whydose it have to be this way?

  7. Alison says:

    hey. Im 16. i this its brutally unfair that the resrictions are for 18yrs and older. i’ve been waiting for forever for this oportunity, but not it can happen because of the age requirements. hopefully by the time the “younger” dancers are 18, ti will still be an on-going thing. it would be an amazig experience.

    good luck laides! and gents lol.

  8. Rocky says:

    I’m rotted. They don’t even say that they’re coming to Newfoundland 😦
    & it also sucks that they have the “age of majority” thing.
    I’m 17 & I’ve always wanted to try out for it. Oh well, looks like I’ll have to stick to Canadian Idol for now 😦

  9. shawnbyfield says:

    Thanks for your comments!

    I assume they want age of majority dancers, because they need to rehearse in the day and can’t use you if you’re in high school. You’ll notice on the American SYTYCD the contestants are also older.

    But it’s so great to see so many of you that are younger are interested in the show! Maybe they should create a teen version in the future?

    – SB

  10. Elizabeth says:

    i think they have so many shows where young teenagers can go and dance, mostly hip hop and break dance but those shows are out there.
    And i think if you are thirteen and think you are amazing, think about how much better you will be when you turn eighteen or nineteen. A thirteen year old is no competition for a thirty year old, know what im saying?
    The age requirements are completely understandable.

  11. lizzie says:

    its totally unfair to have the age lower in some provinces than others. in Canada you are legally an adult when you turn eighteen. So why are they doing the provincial ages instead of the national age of being an adult?

  12. Queenie says:

    I agree why can’t dancers under 18 compete?
    Or at least they should have a chance to just
    audition, right? And for some of us we just
    want to audition, it’s not even about goin on tv…

  13. Dayna says:

    I love how they’re not holding enough auditions all over the country to accurately represent Canada (ie. No auditions in Saskatchewan or Manitoba)… it just pisses me off that they plan on selecting their dancers from essentially just the Eastern-most provinces, but I guess that’s how everything is in Canada nowadays.
    – Sincerely,
    a pissed-off Saskatchewanian dancer who would love to try out if auditions weren’t a 14-hour drive away…

  14. Lula T. says:

    Okayy Soo What If I’m 14 yrs old
    Thats Retarted How It’s 18 Yrs And Up
    Me And My Friends Know That I’m A Good
    B-Girl Dancer …
    Well Fine i’ll Wait 4 More Long Long Years lol
    If Yur Still Here
    && ii Will SO Be At That Audtion
    But Seriously Yall Should Consider That Young Ppl Like To
    And Can Dance Too =D

  15. Miriam says:

    Boujour!
    Je vais être présente aux auditions à Montréal! 🙂
    Je voulais savoir comment les auditions (et tout le reste) se déroulent pour les personnes qui parlent français.
    Merci!

  16. Frazy says:

    It’s very exciting that there’ll be a Canadian version of u think u can Dance; the age restriction sucks for the under aged who think they can dance….atleast the minimum age should’ve been 16…..there are many great dancers who will not be able to try out simply because of the age restriction….

  17. Dawn says:

    This is so cool if only auditions were in MB and I had training as a dancer instead of just for fun. And all you young ones shouldnt complain, you likely are talented but theres no 14 yr olds on the US one and frankly its not suited to you yet. I dont want to watch kids dance who are 4 ft tall and havent hit puberty, you dont have the full potential to make it on this show fairly and thats what it should be about.

  18. Meinas(Mee-naz) says:

    Does anyone know when they will be shooting for the show? What if you’re over 19 but go to university…?

    I think it does suck that anyone younger than 18 can’t be part of the show but it makes sense because having the same experience includes to a certain extent your age. I mean it wouldn’t be fair if you have a 15 yr old and 26 yr old battling it out on the dance floor. It just wouldn’t feel let alone look right. Or even think of the dancing in partners..it can get pretty sexy..i would not wanna see a grown man feeling up on a 16 yr old while dancing of course.

    but yeah IM SOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!

  19. Bman Jay-Jay Sparks says:

    It sux that I’m older than 30. I’m 31 and feel like I’m 27 year old. I can breakdance, salsa and hip hop as well. I am currently taking gymnastic classes to mix in with my hip hop moves. Oh well, that’s the rules I guess. But I will definitely watch the show and I wouldn’t miss it for the world.

  20. Joanna says:

    i’m soo excited, i’ve been waiting for this since the first season of so you think you can dance… how long should the auditions be though and who are the judges???

  21. Anne says:

    I think it’s smart to have an age restriction because I think that dancers above the age of 30 just have too much experience that maybe it just wouldn’t be fair anymore to the rest of the competitors. Or maybe the show wants to keep it below 30 because they’re trying to restrict their appeal to a younger audience. Whereas for those younger than 18, don’t think of it as a bad thing, think of it as the competition giving you even more time, more chances to improve yourselves and improve where you’re weakest!!! No worries, I’m sure ‘so you think you can dance canada’ will still be around in the next few years 🙂

    good luck to everyone!

  22. G-Fox says:

    it’s about F%$&ing time! I am so gunna be there, wait and see. Kruming, hip-hop, pop & lock, i’m coming for you toronto. LOL

  23. Jacq says:

    HeY….I think the age limit is a great thing and I’m not just saying that because I’m of age….Young kids can’t go off on their own for who knows how long to be a part of a show….they need supervision….so everyone just chill and except the age thing….I will possibly be trying out in HaLi!~

  24. Tanya says:

    ok so im looking at all the places that they are doing the auditions……………And was wondering why they arent comming to WINNIPEG!?!?!? We have so many talented dancers here! This should be one of the audition stops!!!!

  25. SYTYCA PRODUCTIONS says:

    Hello everyone,

    Thank you so much for your support and interest in So You Think You Can Dance Canada. We are thrilled at the opportunity to show off our fantastic Canadian Dancers!

    Calling all Canadian dancers!

    So You Think You Can Dance Canada is getting ready to launch it’s cross-country audition tour, set to waltz, jive and hip-hop across Canada beginning Monday, April 7!

    So You Think You Can Dance Canada cross-country auditions are open to all Canadians who, as of April 1, 2008, are of the age of majority in the province/territory in which they reside, and are no older than 30 years of age. Registration begins at 9 a.m. in each city.

    Auditions will be held at the locations and on the dates listed below (subject to change):

    Vancouver, BC
    Monday, April 7
    The Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts
    777 Homer Street

    Halifax, NS
    Monday, May 5
    Cunard Centre
    961 Marginal Rd,

    Calgary, AB
    Monday, May 12
    MacEwan Conference & Event Centre,
    2500 University Drive N.W.

    Montreal, QC
    Tuesday, May 27
    Théâtre St-Denis
    1594 St-Denis Street

    Toronto, ON
    Tuesday, June 10
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre
    John Bassett Theatre
    255 Front Street West

    So You Think You Can Dance Canada is designed to showcase and judge the talent of Canadian dancers who have roughly the same level of experience and maturity.

    Among the rules and regulations that should be noted for the auditions:

    – Competitors must be either a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

    – All competitors must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

    – Competitors must be of the age of majority in the province/territory in which they reside and no older than 30 years of age as of April 1, 2008. The age of majority is as follows: 18 years of age in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Saskatchewan; and 19 years of age in British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut and Yukon.

    – All competitors must provide two pieces of identification, including a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s licence or passport), at the audition.

    – Competitors may bring a non-competing dance partner for purposes of the audition.

    – All competitors must bring with them, along with the proper ID, the signed personal release, the completed preliminary questionnaire, and the music sheet. All will be available at the audition site and for download soon at dance.ctv.ca.

    – All competitors are asked to bring with them the completed music sheet indicating the music they will use in their audition, along with the CD containing the indicated music.

    – All songs must be “original” songs that are commercially available and cannot be a re-mix of a song, a song downloaded from the Internet, or a competitor-created mix.

    – Competitors must not wear any article of clothing with visible designer, sports or any other name, logos and/or artwork subject to protection by copyright or trademark laws.

    Eligible? Click to view full Eligibility Requirements!

    Coming soon!

    Stay tuned for downloadable Personal Release Forms, Preliminary Questionnaire and Music Sheets.

  26. Bboy Greatking says:

    I am 18, I’ve been bboying for a while…I don’t think this is worth it. I’ve seen the level of competitions during the last auditions and it was …very low…I don’t get why you people are crying about it.

  27. Orinda Topulli says:

    YES FINALLY, i turned 18 not a wile ago and i cannoott waitt till i audition 😀 ill be bringing a whole lot of suprises . see you soon.

  28. Jiggy Dahilig says:

    I am 19 years old this time has finaly showed up i think i realy got whut it takes, so i guess this is the chance for me to show Canada what i got….time to shine…..see guys in Toronto

  29. Ed says:

    I love the show ” So you think you can dance Canada”. It’s good to see that Canada got lots of talent, but I was just wondering is Newfoundland not part of Canada ? There were auditions all across Canada, but Newfoundland was not one of them. I just find it a little weird that we were not a part of the show. I’d appreciate if you can tell me why? I would also like other ppl’s responses. Thanks Eddie

  30. shawnbyfield says:

    Thanks for the comments everyone!

    Ed, from what I know only 5 provinces had auditions. I assume they chose the cities that would best represent the talent across the country, and if you wanted to audition you just choose the city closest to you.

    For all the “age” comments… 19 is the legal age, and I assume the show can’t accept minors on television. Think of this.. if you’re in grade 7, but you’re writing a grade 12 exam. You don’t have the experience yet.

    And, I’m sure there’s many talented dancers over 30 (I’m 32) but competing against someone 10 years younger than you isn’t really fair, is it?

    What chu think?
    – SB

  31. Jacob says:

    omg i have been waitting for this my whole life
    but it sucks the ppl under 18 cant audition cause im only 15
    well imma just go and see if i can just audition just to get some
    feedback from ppl who know what they are talkin about and who knows they might think im really good

  32. Amanda says:

    I have to say that Saskatchewan and Manitoba also have amazing dancers. Thanks for skipping us completely AGAIN. This is my favorite show but that really sucks.

  33. Alesha says:

    that whole age of majority is absolutely ridiculous, i have seen many people younger than age of majority try out for sytycd before. why is this year any different? there are many young boys and girls that are very talented. why cant they try out? if they don’t get in who cares. some people are only looking for constructive criticism and practice. in my opinion i think the age should be either 16+ or 17+. i think this should be considered.

  34. Amanda says:

    Would like to know when the 2010 auditions in Edmonton will be held. Noticed there are plans of So you think you can dance Australia show in 2010 but have yet to hear news of another audition round for upcoming seasons in Alberta…Hope they come back!!…I’d be there!!

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